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An Update:  The Inn at Pocono Manor's
Centennial Celebration of Historic East Course



Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, May 2012 ... The centennial celebration of The Inn at Pocono Manor’s historic East Course continues throughout the spring and summer months.  The East Course, with its signature architects Donald Ross and William Flynn, is one of America’s oldest golf courses.  The Inn, which dates to 1902 and is the longest continuously-operating resort in the Pocono Mountains, announced the celebration last month. 
 
For The Public ~ East Course Centennial Celebration
 
The Public is invited to join in the East Course Centennial Celebration with a special Anniversary Twilight rate of just $19.12 every Thursday after 2:00 pm from now through July, in recognition of the 1912 opening date. 
 
Additionally, the Inn at Pocono Manor is featuring the historic East Course in a special Centennial Golf Overnight Package available throughout the 2012 golf season, which includes guestroom accommodations for 2 nights, breakfast & dinner, unlimited greens fees with a cart round, commemorative gift, taxes & gratuities.  The Centennial Golf Package is from $350 per person midweek / $340 per person weekend, based on double occupancy.
 
For Golf Media ~ East Course Centennial Celebration
 
Pocono Manor will host a separate event during the East Course Centennial Celebration specifically for Golf Media and Golf Historians.   The two-day event will take place Wednesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 28, 2012, and will transport players to an earlier time in golf history -- the Classic Era.  
 
PLEASE NOTE, this event was originally planned for May 15 & 16 but has been rescheduled for June 27 & 28 due to the Tough Mudder Pennsylvania Challenge.
 
Throughout the last century, the 110-year-old resort, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, has distinguished itself within hospitality and within golf, adding 36 holes designed by three legendary golf course architects.  The historic East Course, a Classic Era course, originally opened in 1912 with nine holes designed by Donald Ross, and was expanded in 1924 to eighteen by William Flynn.  The resort’s West Course opened in 1959 with nine holes designed by George Fazio as a modern complement to the East Course's classic-era routing and style.  The West Course expanded to 18 holes in 1965.  
 
The Inn at Pocono Manor -- Celebrating 110 Years of Hospitality
Originally opened in 1902 as a summer retreat for the Society of Friends in Philadelphia, The Inn at Pocono Manor has grown from 700 acres on the crest of Little Pocono Mountain to a comprehensive all-season resort on 3000 acres today.  In the beginning, the resort’s original Inn -- magnificently renovated in 2011 -- was joined by palatial summer “cottages” for wealthy families from Philadelphia, with many still remaining within these families.  The Inn made history by appointing a woman, Mary Emma Wister, as the first general manager.  Ms. Wister successfully ran the Inn, having very few female peers as managers of lodging establishments within the United States at the time.  Through the years, the Inn's main lodge grew in size -- including the addition of an eight-story tower in 1920s providing striking views of the Delaware Water Gap -- and became one of the first year-round resorts in the Poconos.
 
In 2011, more than $5 Million was invested in comprehensively renovating The Inn at Pocono Manor’s historic main lodge.  Renovations included all public spaces, event and meeting rooms, restaurants & lounges, and guestrooms.  The extensive renovation retained and updated the spirit of 1902 through a sophisticated color palette, fine wood finishes, elegant period-style furnishings and window treatments, sumptuous linens and bedding, and state-of-the-art HVAC systems.  Included in the renovation was the reopening of the long-closed massive stone fireplaces in both the upper and lower lobbies on the Inn, once again welcoming guests with the warm glow of the hearth.

For The Inn at Pocono Manor’s East Course Historical Timeline, visit http://www.poconomanor.com/sites/default/files/assets/pdf/Timeline.pdf 


The Inn at Pocono Manor Media Center:  http://www.poconomanor.com/press-releases
 
About The Inn at Pocono Manor
The Inn at Pocono Resort blends a century of hospitality with the demands of 21st Century travelers.  Lovingly referred to as the “The Grand Lady of the Mountains” and a National Registry of Historic Places property, The Inn at Pocono Manor opened in 1902 as a country retreat for Philadelphia Quakers.  Today it is the oldest continuously running Resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America. 
 
The Inn’s main lodge and event space were comprehensively renovated in 2011, restoring turn-of-the-last century charm to the historic facilities and integrating state-of-the-art technology expected by today’s travelers.  The all-season resort boasts 237 beautiful guestrooms, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests.  The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant features superb dining with an eclectic flair.  The Old Lamplighter Lounge serves specialty beverages and pub fare throughout the day. 
 
Complete recreational amenities are available at The Inn at Pocono Manor, including signature golf, horseback riding, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more.   Striking views of the Pocono Mountains are visible from all sides of the resort’s main building.  Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout.  The Inn at Pocono Manor features two 18-hole signature golf courses, including the East Course dating to 1912, with its first nine holes designed by Donald Ross and second nine by William Flynn, and has been host to golf legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jerry Barber.  In 1959, the West Course opened its first nine designed by George Fazio.  Throughout the years it has remained a favorite with long ball hitters. 
 
A destination within the Poconos for over a century, the 3000-acre Inn at Pocono Manor is minutes away from Crossings Premium Outlets, Camelbeach Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, and the Mt. Airy Casino.   The AAA three diamond-rated Resort is within two hours of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.  www.poconomanor.com
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Contact:

Ken Ellens 
Ken Ellens Communications
201-758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com


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Also See: Inn at Pocono Manor Announces Centennial of Historic East Course: Holes Designed By Legendary Donald Ross & William Flynn; Anniversary Celebration for Golf Journalists and the Public / April 2012

Susan Corrigan Named as Director of Sales for the 237-room Inn at Pocono Manor in Pennsylvania / February 2012

Pocono Manor Stables’ Horse Trainer Competes in National Reality Television Show; The Inn at Pocono Manor / July 2011

The Inn at Pocono Manor Appoints John Gadbois Sales Manager / June 2011

108-year-old The Inn at Pocono Manor to Undergo $4 million Renovation to its Historic Main Lodge / January 2011

The Inn at Pocono Manor Names Jonathan P. Quidore Director of Food & Beverage / June 2010

The Inn at Pocono Manor Names Robert Sighinolfi General Manager / January 2010

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. to Manage The Inn at Pocono Manor in Pennsylvania / August 2009
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